Has anyone got any information to impart re this club, please?
The above link (if it works) shows Sunset Crest - the beach club is shown bottom centre of the map - it adjoins the Beach House restaurant. The Beach Club is available free to most Sunset Crest residents and their guests,it has change rooms etc. and a large pool, and sunbeds for lazing on - there is an entrance out onto the beach - but one cannot take the sunbeds out of the club (but no big deal -one can walk , swim, etc. and when one wants to sit and relax go back by the club's pool and lie down on your sunbed....)
I think it's at The Beach House. I've walked passed many times and it looks lovely.......
The Sunset Crest Beach Club is owned by the Sunset Crest Property Owners Association (SCPO) that is made up of the owners of property in Sunset Crest that are up-to-date with their annual subscription dues. There are numerous property owners in Sunset Crest that do not pay their annual maintenance fees to the SCPO and are consequently denied access to the facilities at the Beach Club so it would be a mistake to assume that just because you are renting in Sunset Crest, you will automatically have access to the Beach Club. Visitors to Barbados that are considering renting property in Sunset Crest would be well advised to verify with the management of their Sunset Crest rental property that their SCPO dues are up-to-date so as to allow them access to the Beach Club.
In order to gain entry into the Beach Club area, you are required to have an electronic access pass that you use at the gate to enter the pool area. Even while inside the area, you are required to keep the pass with you since you may be asked to show your pass while in the premises. There are full bathroom, shower and change facilities in the beach club and there is also direct access to the beach itself from the pool area. You also have direct access to the bar and restaurant (at the Beach House Restaurant) immediately adjacent to the pool area.
The Beach Club is immediately across the street from the Just Grillin' Restaurant that is also next door to a large parking area next to the Sunset Crest Medical Clinic.
When I first visited Barbados in 1990 we stayed in Sunset Crest. The Beach Club (as it was then) was our holiday hub. The long bar along the beachside (mark the barman - not sure if he still to the fore), there was always a great vibe, good evening entertainment. The Dive Shop on site (Dive Barbados it was called - run by a man named Ron from Manchester and Sisi). Great memories. When we looked in this March it was not that lively.
The Dive Shop has long closed and is now a very upmarket bar called " The Drift " Ocean Club and Lounge.
I knew the Dive shop was gone. Nothing stays the same for long.
Thank you for your very informative replies. Will be giving it a go.
I read somewhere on TA recently - someone who was staying in Holetown and used the Beach Club buying a Day Pass - (think they said it cost $50 Bbds?? - anyhow if what I remember is accurate - that $50 spend could be used as a food/drink credit at the Beach House Restaurant - so that in fact the actually usage of the club facilities became "free" as long as one used the credit at the Beach House restaurant) - so if you are staying someplace where the owners are remiss in paying their membership fee - all is not lost....
Are beach towels available at the club?